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CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
it is the number one city in our recovery road trip. right, brian? >> yes. that city is -- you got to wait a few minutes. we'll tell you right after i know we got the beige book headlines. going to be a great show though. >>> let's get straight to steve leisman for those breaking headlines from the beige book. >> thanks very much. aen net dotal reports from the 12 federal reserve districts say the economic activity expanded at a measured pace in recent weeks. eight districts say growth was modest. st. louis and minneapolis say the growth was stronger. boston said it was slower. then have you new york and philadelphia attributing weakness to hurricane sandy. >>> districts reported concern and uncertainty over the fiscal cliff. that's another theme that runs through this report along with sandy. consumer spending grew modestly. manufacturing however weakened or in some cases even contracted so that dual track economy of the economy doing okay but the manufacturing sector not is a theme in this report. slice gains in residential and commercial real estate. tight inventories out there
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm EST
from the ceo of citi national bank. find out if you should be making a deposit. all coming up on "mad money." >>> don't miss a second of "mad money." follow@jimcramer on twitter. have a question, tweet cramer, #madtweets. give us a call at 1-800-743-thchlt. >> announcer:. miss something? head to "mad money".cnbc.com. >>> with the fiscal cliff looming less than a month away you might think certainly sectors would be getting hammered right now. not the obvious ones like defense. given the defense budget will be cut dramatically if our leaders don't reach a compromise, take retail. if we go over the cliff, something i've been telling you as of this week, more likely by the day, not less, that will deal a huge blow it purchasing power of most americans. think about it. tax rates go up. >> boo. >> the payroll tax holiday goes away. [ buzzer ] unemployment benefits expire for most people -- [ baby crying ] and that's is not even accounting for the layoffs. that's just being cautious. put it together, unless we get a deal, which won't be bad news for the single biggest consumer play out
CNBC
Dec 2, 2012 7:30pm EST
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CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm EST
rate in the country. and in nevada's second biggest city, one powerful man is concerned the fiscal cliff could bring on an economic reno 911. >> do a quick overview here. you're looking at a county the size of the state of plain. >> reporter: lance gillman is straight out of the wild west. he says he's used cash to build the tahoe reknee industrial center, a growing manufacturing and distribution hub. >> it's the largest fee-owned property in the state of nevada. >> reporter: he's been elected county commissioner and he owns a famous brothel. the mustang ranch. you have to be the most diversified businessman in america. wouldn't you say? >> i have a diversified portfolio. >> reporter: gillman is a republican in a state represented by one of america's most powerful democrats, harry reid. >> he's been a friend to the state of nevada. so certainly i supported his campaigns. >> reporter: but he doesn't agree with reid on everything and he's worried about the fiscal cliff in a region recovering more slowly than the rest of the nation. >> to me, our world is tied to confidence. confidenc
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am EST
government motorcade was driving through. this happens all the time in chinese cities and it's not just for the very top officials. this last one, newspapers in china often have the faces of leaders on the front, no matter how mundane the story. the latest reforms want more real content. all of these reforms, they have a common objective. she wants the government to regain the public's trust. back to you. >> the new leadership also set some key economic priorities, which had a big impact throughout asia today. sixuan has the details. hi, sixuan. >> hi, thanks, ross. some call it a shanghai surprise. mainland markets staged a strong rebound. this called for economic stability by boosting domestic demand, keeping property curbs. the shanghai composite jumped nearly 3%. the ipo pipeline may be on hold. financials, commodities and infrastructure are among the top gainers today as investors take advantage of cheap valuations. the hang seng followed suit and declined to a 16-month high. insurance surged 5% after hsbc explored a stake group. the nikkei closed at a seven-month high. shares
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
tonight. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square i'm melissa lee. first taxes don't data. what about taxes. his take on the cliff hanger and why investors shouldn't worry about taxes. and dell trade or trap? goldman jumps on the band wagon. 2012 gold rush. why are americans stocking up on gold coins? is it another way to say diversify? we have to get straight to our top story and tonight that is will the cliff ruin christmas? the rhetoric cnbc has the latest including the white house response to the gop proposal. >> just within the past few minutes we have gotten the white house's response to the boehner counter proposal to the white house proposal last week. the white house doesn't like the proposal from bane kpp today. dan fifer saying the republican la letter does not meet the balance and sticks the middle class with the bill. clearly what we are seeing is a negotiation. the white house doesn't like what they have been presented and now the offers and counteroffers will continue to fly and will start to get a little more close to one another. neither o
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm EST
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CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
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CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
from the nasdaq market site at new york city, time scare, it's melissa lee. geithner and the fiscal cliff. is he pushing us closer to or farther from the fiscal cliff. and doubling down on dividends. we've got an out of the box ets flight that can get you in on the pay day windfall that's taking shareholders by storm. plus, linked-in gets original. the executive editor will reveal why the company's move into original content could be a game changer. we'll get to those trades in a minute. let's get to the top story right away. apple misses the rally. the dow closed at a one month high but the trouble continues for apple posting its worst day in nearly four years. the stock falling back into bear market territory weighing on the nasdaq throughout the entire session in terms of price action, terrible. pretty heavy volumes closing two pennies off the low of the session deep. >> it was terrible. i'm trying to be measured here because i understand how -- >> you don't want to insult apple. >> that's not what we're attempt to go do. we're trying to help them. last night to a person we thoug
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
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CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
pop for the concrete jungle. sometimes new york city can be a wild place. staten island residents were shocked to see a full-grown zebra chasing a pony down a busy street. the elusive e kwiens escaped from their enclosure and decided to take a lap down, appropriately named, victory boulevard. after earning their stripes, the zebra and pony were returned unharmed. >> is that a male zebra chasing -- >> are they different -- i mean -- >> zebras don't know. i'm just saying. >> i've seen that strange couples thing. just saying. >>> coming up next, guy and his suspenders will take a victory lap. he also has some explaining to do. find out as we hit the good, the bad, and the ugly. stay tuned. at merrill lynch, we understand the importance of your goals. today, our financial advisors lead from a new position of strength. together with bank of america, they have access to more resources than ever before. a steadfast commitment to help you achieve your financial goals in life. that's the power of the right advisor. that's merrill lynch. >>> let's get a market flash. supervalu plunging 18%
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
"street signs" today because our recovery road trip wraps up. we are in the number one city for the stock market over the past year. all ten stocks at our cnbc index were higher year over year. we have got a great guest lineup. we've got the mayor, some ceos, we've got a billionaire who owns a local football team. i can't give it away because you'd know where i am. we have the beluga, it is going to be a whale of a show. whale of a show. >> indeed, a whale of a show. have fun! we'll see you at 2:00 p.m. >>> ceos are meetsing with congressional leaders to discuss fixing our fiscal mess. they are expected to hold a news conference just moments from now as you look at that podium. we're looking at the power players in washington and asking their constituents whether or not they are rising above to help solve this fiscal cliff issue. jane wells is in los angeles focusing on house minority leader nancy pelosi's home state of california. >> reporter: hi, sue. nancy pelosi is a crucial part of the discussion to avoid the fiscal cliff, representing one of the most liberal and successful cit
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
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CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm EST
. you have the customers of the ports and the city saying fix this. when it comes to the president in this economy. we are 8 days in and he hasn't started the process of reconvening the board. >> the board is already so pro union as is the president fresh off his re-election even though this is not going to be a california emergency, this could be a national emergency for closing down those huge ports. that is it for tonight's show. thank you for watching. we will see you tomorrow night we need premarket capitalism. not a union hold up. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in
CNBC
Nov 30, 2012 6:00am EST
as you might imagine in spots up like towards the twin cities and even over towards chicago. but then out west, that's where the trouble really brews. it's that time of year that there's norm lay big area of high pressure that sets up off the west coast. that's gone and that allows all the pacific moisture to come through. high snow will be an issue. rain in seattle. so how is it going to affect your travel? a little bit of a trend continuing here. again, all your issues out towards the west. san francisco, major delays expected. same deal over in oakland. a lot of your shawl airports will have backups there. seattle moderate delays. but so far in los angeles and in chicago, even detroit, only minor delays. overall not a bad weekend with the exception again out to the west coast. back to you. >> glad we're on the east coast. >> all right, wolf. no, reynoldss. either way -- >> i answer to anything. >> but -- >> he wants you to flip it. he likes wolf reynolds. >> he claim that's his real name. >> and reynolds is his mother's maiden name. >> so he says. >> there you go. >> thank you reyn
CNBC
Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
than the lines in new york city for starbucks? i think the answer is he's got a good story. >> provocative point of view. apple getting approval for iphone 5 in china. a piece in the journal today suggests they waited too long because android now has a really big share of phones that sell for 400 bucks or more. >> they needed clearance from chinese regulators. you can't just go into china and unload a bunch of iphones. you need clearance for it. the share did go down by 10% because people had to wait. >> the chinese government had been definitely a stumbling block there and people are very excited about it. they really like android over there. i defaulted to david from "the new york times" as saying there are 275,000 apps for apple. one of the develop storingie ii looking at is chinese products to california to the rest of the country and there's a lot of ports being shot. >> national retail federation said that a lot of product for the holiday season is already in the stores. so maybe it won't be a huge impact and maybe that product can be routed to other ports to mexico a
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 6:00am EST
, but it looked a lot clearer here this morning. >> a little bit of snow falling around the city. not the kind that caused too much problems. that's the good news. the big winter was west milford, new jersey. you saw two to six inches of snow. not too much to write home about, but it's still early in the season. a little bit of sunshine poking out. a few light rain showers and that's about it. today a drier day. chilly out there still. up to 41. 49 here in washington, d.c. pittsburgh up to about 40. and boston staying in the 30s. tonight, of course, big event in rockefeller center. temperatures will be in the 30s. breezy but clear skies. nearly a full moon outside as well. the big storm we're watching is in the west. three storms, you can see them pin wheeling here out to the pacific. the rain is now approaching into san francisco. northern california and oregon are all going to see very, very heavy rainfall, not just today but all the way through the weekend. flood watches are out. sacramento, stockton up toward reading and stretching all the way up into oregon. we could see up to 20
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
already finished up their plans for calendar year 2013. certain city tty is the greates we're looking for. getting to a solution almost seems to be as important or more important than the solution itself. you need to know what the plan is. >> what are they saying in terms of 2013? what's the outlook? >> the outlook is as reported. if we go over the cliff, the outlook is less optimistic, obviously. will it be like it was back in 2007? i don't think that's the case. it won't be positive. growth will stymy. it becomes a problem. >> of course, we know businesses today have got, what, $3.6 trillion in cash on balance sheets. are you expecting that cash to go to work in 2013? how will folks allocate that money? >> one of the things that has to happen, based on what we see from want cliethe clients we se there was tax reform, that would accelerate moving that cash. certainty first, tax reform second. >> i guess that's what i'm trying to get at. what are you hearing in terms of executives in terms of what they're going to do now. i understand they want certainty. of course. but what are you h
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
market, company saying it plans to open more higher margin pizza hut stores in smaller cities where the competition is less and the costs are less as well. >> joe, news like this coming out from the ceo making what are perceived to be fairly positive comments after what were incredibly negative metrics in comments regarding china wouldn't the stock be up more than 1% if the street liked what he was saying? >> i don't think so. i think there's a lot of negativity off the earnings the other day. i bought the stock the other day. you know that, and i left myself a long runway in essence to be incorrect on the purchase. it's not about timing. it's about the thesis and understanding that i think in 2013 yum, which is so tethered to the chinese economy, i think that economy turns around. ultimately i think yum is in an excellent position, they're doing well domestically in the u.s. with taco bell and pizza hut and i think the growth and expansion in china will come back. >> well, a crude reality for oil today, the commodities sliding roughly 2% so how low can black gold go? we'll make a p
CNBC
Nov 30, 2012 1:00pm EST
certain cities such as phoenix, this has already happened. home prices in phoenix are up over 20% from a year ago on the s&p case schiller home price index. prices are also rising fast. in las vegas, parts of california, and even in florida. another concern is that prices overall are rising faster than income growth and that does not bode well for non-investors either. this phenomenon is playing out largely in those formerly very hot markets that crash the hardest. there are still some great deals for investors in places like chicago, atlanta, even right here in d.c. before you take me off, i got one thing. someone wrote in to the blog today really right down the line of what we're saying. he says people are buying homes out here in new orleans stupid fast. but the problem is they're investors and they're renting them all out. >> very good point. diana, thanks. good to see you. ty, down to you. >>> the german parliament approved a new bailout package for greece. meanwhile, unemployment hits a record high in the eurozone but european central bank chief mario draghi expects the economy t
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 2:00pm EST
. makes new york city traffic look down right peachy! >>> collection it out, china's northwest hammered by relentless snow since last week. snow and fog have shut down multiple airports. >>> let's warm things up. right? we need a little sunshine. super value is the stock that we've chosen today because it is up by 10%. it has been troubled but super value's entire business may be for sale or just the albertson's stores. it is not clear if a deal will be reached but nonetheless, investors plowing in with their feet. >>> call it the millionaire downgrade. could a big chunk of america's millionaires simply vanish if we go over the cliff? robert frank, are we talking like john mcafee going missing or we just saying we're not going to be millionaires anymore because we're not going to sell into these tax rates? >> belize is not big enough for all these missing millionaires. it is more like a downgrade. we're talking about the wealthy getting a little less wealthy if we go over the cliff and fewer people becoming wealthy. the u.s. has run 5 million millionaires with a total wealth of $18 trillio
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
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CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 4:00am EST
square and cities all across egypt demanding that president mohamed morsi rescind his decision that granted him sweeping powers. they say it is reminiscent of the mubarak era, sending this country back to dictatorship. for the past five days, police have clashed with protesters, firing tear gas and beating them at times. more importantly, they are demanding that egypt's new constitution is one that reflects the diversity of egypt, not the sole control of the muslim brotherhood. many of the people here are angered by what they say is the attempt by the muslim brotherhood and the president mohamed morsi to take control of the country and ram pole their agenda at the expense of secular forces like those that have gathered behind my. >> neil sheering still with us. investors have gotten quite bullish on egypt. do you think the investment thesis is fundamentally changed? >> i think it's a bit of a wake-up call to the post-revolution transition in the egypt's economy is never going to be easy. the imf deal that was announced last week, should be agreed at broad level probably by the end o
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
there, and i feel terrible at the layoffs. i've got a ton of friends over at citi, but i would be happy if i were a shareholder. the stock went up on the news. never easy to change your mind. something we're asking of our politicians, they can't do that. but citigroup's management was willing to take the hard medicine for the shareholders. we hear endless negativity about china and europe, but the chinese market last night, it was a gigantic move signifying what might be the beginning of a new growth phase. have you checked european stocks lately? smoke show. hey, even i can get too gloomy. i've been critical of bank of america for its unfathomable top dollar acquisitions, including the ill-timed merrill lynch purchase and the ridiculous countrywide buy. i've chided these guys as being one gigantic law firm with a bank attached. that's how much their earnings have been dependent upon legal obligations. and that's what cuts them. bank of america led the dow today, broke out above $10. a level hasn't been seen in ages as the unsold homes dwindles, i think it probably goes higher. he
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am EST
and, you know, we're not even allowed to drink like 16.1 ounces in new york city. things are going in a very strange direction. does that factor into your thinking? pizza is not thought of as health food. >> you put a bunch of vegetables on it and it can be healthy. there are some menu labelling issues. >> when are you guys going to follow him right in there? if you look at the ties over here, they're disappearing quickly. >> cold pizza has been a staple for a long time. i think that's going to remain our core entrance into the breakfast market. >> yeah. you don't need eggs, either. it's basically bread, chicken and cheese. that doesn't seem like a -- usually i don't eat anything until like 10:30 or something. and one egg. you really shouldn't do that if you're up at 3:30, right? >> if you're up at 3:30, i think you need a meal. highly recommend pizza. >> how come the holiday sess a bigger time for you, patrick? >> you know, as families start to get together, as the weather gets colder, people tend to stay in. they're out shopping or they're just very busy. and they get home, they
CNBC
Nov 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
state senator's plan to dissolve the city. he is your guest. happy friday, everybody. mandy will be back on monday. i'm brian sullivan. thank you very much for joining us. >>> stocks relatively in a holding pattern again all ahead of the fiscal cliff. we're not seeing big moves. people unwilling to take bets. we're going to get to bob pisani in just a minute. >>> but first we need to get to eamon javers with some breaking headlines from mitch mcconnell on the fiscal cliff. eamon? >> brian, we're getting a trial balloon here just within the past couple of minutes from mitch mcconnell. he's the senate republican leader responding now to the president's proposal of yesterday. mcconnell telling the "wall street journal" just within the past few minutes what he had's like to see are changes to ensitelement programs, he's floating the idea of means testing medicare and social security. that means that the rich would not be able to receive the same level of benefits that the poor would from those programs. that would save some money. he would also like to see some retirement age extension. obvi
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
lost its mojo or does the company still have room to run? >>> and city, the big slash. knife coming down on 1,000 jobs. the cfo is set to speak about the shake-up right now and we will have the very latest on this very widely held stock which has been moving higher tod today. >>> we have a rally on our hands despite some downward pressure in apple. two of the biggest names in the most widely held stocks around, citi and apple topping the news this hour. headlines aren't good. apple right now is down about 4%. back in bear market territory, down 22% from their historic intraday high of $705 set back in september. right now shares are trading at $551.33. bob pisani joins me on the floor of the nyse. it started with this idc report citing the fact that they would lose their dominance in the tablet market in probably the next couple of years, and then the margin requirement story. >> it is a little complicated. i just want to address this issue first of the rally that we've got because i think that is sort of what's moving the overall market. there is some vague talk in washington that
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
can go up. henry blodgett joins us from new york city. good to see you as always. >> thanks for having me. >> and obviously this is a stock that people have tremendous profits in, so to the extend they want to take advantage of lower capital gains, that makes more sense. more fundamentally, they're in sort of a product hold here. they bakley came out with everything in the last few months, we're going to go through this period where they probably won't have anything exciting to announce for a while, now the television has been delayed unit next fall, according to gene muenster. then growth is slowing, and more importantly the margin is likely to compress. that's the big thing that worries me. they're going to go to a lower marge margin of mix products. it's hard to see stocks rise in the face of a compressing market. you have downside protection unless the thing completely falls apart. so i think the valuation is actually help 68 here. >> if apple has a disappointing season, where does the stock go? >> i don't know. i think it would certainly go down. the iphone numbers have been creep
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 2:00pm EST
. the company's making bold moves. in early october it announced a deal to buy bp's massive texas city refinery and it launched a master limited partnership to boost its pipeline business. let's bring in gary hemminger, marathon petroleum president and ceo. gary, thanks for joining us. congrats on what's been a big year. i want to ask you first before we get into the other stuff about oil prices. the spread between wti and brent has really kind of gone crazy the last couple of years. does that help you guys? >> well, brian, we think that's really the catalyst of our earnings. if you look at the wti/brent spread and really look at where this crude is coming from in the u.s., from the barnett, to the eagleford, to the permeon, and now to the utica in ohio where our home base is, you look at all the different production coming on in the u.s. as this production is trying to find a home, it's certainly widening those spreads. >> so where do you see it going then? >> that's a great question. it is a great question as we look at the business going forward here. i think one of the key question
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am EST
citi by the new ceo. he has a quote in here saying these actions are logical next steps in citi's transformation and says they're committed to strategy that continues to leverage in the global banking market. if you go through the list of where these jobs are actually coming from, institutional clients group which is investment banking a quarter of the job cuts are going to come from there. my 2013 predictions i said that group would slim down by half. interesting that they are cutting a big chunk of that group. global consumer banking is responsible for 35% of the cuts and then going on through the other business lines like citi holdings, those are responsible for smaller portion of those jobs. citi getting smaller. a billion dollars going to be the pretax charge in the fourth quarter of next year. 11,000 jobs a big move from the new ceo over there. carl? >> all right. thank you very much, kayla. we're reading through the release right now ourselves. big strategic move. >> how many people work at this bank? i feel like they've been firing forever. citi did nothing after that grea
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am EST
surprise me anymore. you could get sarah jessica parker. i don't know. take your pick. "sex & the city." >> yeah. and you've got me. is that okay? >> kate might be having twins. yeah, go ahead. >> we're getting down to the flat line at the moment. we had a bit of a bounce this morning. european stocks yesterday very flat indeed. about as flat as the pancakes i make. take a look at the european board. we're down just up eight points. the ibex actually down five. very disappointing retail sales out of the eurozone for the month of october. follows a shop revision downwards as well for september. so austerity really biting in. despite some better data out -- well, i say better. the services pmi final print for the eurozone came in up better than expected, but it's still deeply in contraction territory. so we're firmly in recession here in the eurozone and in the uk as well. we saw services pmi come in weaker than expected. contraction territory for new orders -- this is the british chancellor today. george osbourne will be delivering his autumn statement where he's probably going to say g
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
president obama he should bail out detroit bankrupt city government, too. this sure isn't the free market, and i asked why should a texas taxpayer bail out detroit? >>> breaking news from syria, and it is a blockbuster. the assad regime is walking and loading its chemical weapons, ready to use them on its own people. nbc's chief pentagon correspondent joins us now. jim, is this the red line president obama was warning about? >> well, not quite yet. u.s. officials tell us that the syrian military is poised to use chemical weapons against their own people, and all it would take really is the final order from syrian president assad. but we have learned that as of today, all the precursored chemicals for that deadly nerve gas have in fact now been loaded on to aerial bombs, but those bombs are still in the depots. they haven't been loaded on to airplanes yet, and president assad hasn't given the order. but they're pretty close, larry, and that's why earlier this week, of course, president obama issued a very strong statement aimed at president assad saying look, if you use these weapon
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm EST
underweight financials. we've moved to more of a neutral weight. citi is one of the names we're overweight. it's a shame for the folks who have lost their job, but it's a nice move today. >> 7.5%. bank of america, 6%. thanks, guys. >> thank you very much. see you later. as a matter of fact, the financials are leading us higher. we're near the highs of the session right now with about 50 minutes left. the dow up 124 points. >> pretty good move. if you can own only one stock in 2013, which one would make you the most money? top fund managers were asked that question. we have their answers. we have names coming up. stay with us. >> get pencil to paper. >>> also ahead, the art of negotiation. we're going to hear from somebody who says a deal on the fiscal cliff could have already been reached if only lawmakers took a page out of wall street's deal making strategy of keeping things behind closed doors. where have we heard that before? >>> plus, secretary tim geithner with us exclusively. will the white house let our economy go over the fiscal cliff if a deal on higher tax rates for t
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
onboard. city national is a business bank also they cater to the wealthy. mostly in southern california and nevada new york city. this is a well run bank. let's check in with russell goldsmith and find out where this might be headed. i don't know anyone in this world who has the pulse of wealthy people the way you do. i need to know whether they are quaking about the increase of possible capitol gains. >> great to be with you. appreciate the support. i think we have been seeing for well over six months. it falls into two groups. people are sitting on their hands. deals are getting called off. i'm not going to borrow until i know where they are going to drive the dconnieconomy. there is always a slice of people who see opportunity with that. i would say a small minority have done. but most people are sitting on the sls waiting to know what is my health care cost and depression schedule. >> you have these big banks moving into wealth management. pushing products that maybe you are shorting on the right side. we try to traailor it. we have a full array to meet the needs of our clients. you
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am EST
rose city. we'll speak to a moody's analyst that says high duration credit could be badly exposed. the european central bank is announcing either monetary policy decisions later today. economists expect ecb to stay pat on rates. its revised down its forecasts in 2013. hot on the heels from her stint in brusselss, silvia has moved back to frankfurt and the ecb headquarters. how more pessimistic might they be today in their forecasts. >> that's the big question. if they get too clee to the zero for the forecast next year, anything below let's say 0.4, 0.3 would be considered a little bit more bearish and that would of course increase the chances or risks whatever you want to look at it for further rate cut somewhere down the pike early next year, maybe january or february. the consensus for today is as you said no change on rates. remember a month ago, there were many calling for rate cut this month, but that seems to have receded right now. maybe also because the data we see out of the eurozone is rather mixed. everybody quite agrees that foirlt quarter is probably pretty glum, but cons
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Dec 3, 2012 9:00am EST
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
city, iconic here in dallas, great tacos here, you can buy gas obviously by the name but the big ticket has been the big ticket for the powerball. right now tickets selling at about $130,000 tickets per minute nationwide. over 1 billion have been sold. the states get $1 out of every two tickets sold and most use for programs for education the federal government will tax the winnings at about a quarter. so they'll make a lot of money out of this. unfortunately in the interest of full disclosure, larry, i think think the winning tickets have about been bought here in dallas. right now i hate to tell you, i think i've got them. >> fess up, jay, how many did you buy? full disclosure? transparency. >> only five. but i may be here a little longer. >> if you win, you're not going to retire, are you? >> i'd never retire. a lot of people say this already, i'd probably be pretty tough to work with if i do win. >> now, let's break down the numbers on this powerball jackpot. they're still selling tickets at blistering rate, 130,000 per minute. let's assume the final prize tonight will be ds
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Dec 2, 2012 6:00am EST
site in new york city's times square i'm melissa lee. these are the traders here and in beautiful los angeles. stocks eeking out gains as traders wait on washington. while everybody is watching boehner and obama duke it out, a flashing red warning sign emerging for the consumer. shares of yum brands taking a hit on the warning on the outlook for china. what does this mean for the other multinationals. let's get in the monday and find out. dan, this is much more than a single stock story because yum is looked at as a barometer for china growth. >> that's a great point. >> this year as mcdonald's was signaling that china was weakening, chipotle. this year domestically, we're starting to see sales trends weaken. yum was doing fantastically in both regions. yum gets it disproportionate from the sales. relative to the competitors in china. about 45%. and a lot of investors were wondering how these guys were bucking the trend for so long. to me this is a little curious. they just gave guidance on china sales on october 10th. to me they may have a bit of a credibility problem. the other one
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Dec 4, 2012 9:00pm EST
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00am EST
and not the city of london. and white house and congress may need to call the auto club to jump-start budget talks which has stalled on discussions over taxes. plus singapore airlines confirms it is in talks to sell its 49% stake in virgin atlantic. reports suggest delta amongst the front runners. equities up in the month of november. ahead of the u.s. open, up by a quarter percent for the ftse. quarter for the ibex, as well. by and large the pmi numbers have been slightly better than expected. the revision on the eurozone pmi aunt wasn't on the headline composite number, but new orders were a little bit better. still a long way away from the 6% mark. gilt yields steady. manufacturing pmi better than expected. euro-dollar hit a six week high. dollar kren moyen moving away f 7 1/2 peak. talking about the uk, george osbourne says there's no turning back on austerity just days ahead of his annual statement. he continues to resist opposition calls warning that lack of budget discipline would have serious consequences for the british economy. >> going back on our commitment to deal with ou
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00pm EST
the murder/suicide by nfl player in kansas city, second amendment instead of blaming the sick people who use them. republicans have responded to a fiscal cliff counter offer to president obama. eamon javers joins us now from washington with all the details. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. leapt me walk you through the specifics or at least what specifics we have so far from this boehner counter offer and you can see where it falls short from the white house's perspective right in the top line take a look at the details here. boehner and the other house republicans are asking for $800 billion in new tax reform revenue. that's short of the $1.6 trillion that the president would like to see there. also health savings of $600 billion. mandatory savings of $300 billion. revisions of cpa of 200 billion. other discretionary saving 300 billion. they say net savings is $2.2 trillion all told. the white house says this plan is not balanced, and interestingly there's a little side skirmish here between the speaker of the house john boehner and erskine bowls. boehner said this was based
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Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
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Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
york city's time square, i'm melissa lee. just buy it fiscal cliff headlines are whipping the market. >>> and swimming with the sharks, real estate mogul and shark tank star barbara corkwin. >>> and about face, facebook shares hitting another multimonth high. should you be buying this turn around? we'll get the bull case with the shareholder of graykroft partne partners. >>> president obama holding a summit at the white house as we speak with several ceos about how to fix the fiscal cliff. john harwood at the scene at the white house joining us now with the latest. john, what have you seen so far? >> reporter: well, a few minutes ago, a group of ceos including lloyd blankfein of goldman sachs, and others made their way down the white house driveway into that meeting, our own brian roberts from comcast. they're engaging in the private conversation where the president is trying to drum up air cover to get congress to go along with what he calls a fair and balanced approach. now, the president put public pressure on himself this afternoon by standing with a group of middle-class
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Dec 2, 2012 11:00pm EST
a building boom in the 1980s. las vegas became the fastest growing city in america until the recession hit it hard. now the population is in decline, and the gaming industry is in desperate shape, but the slowing economy didn't stop wynn from opening his most opulent casino-resort yet, the encore. charlie rose, who has known steve wynn both personally and professionally for about 15 years, was on hand during encore's opening night back in 2008. >> if all of our customers and friends are at the tables, gentlemen and ladies, place your bets. let the games begin. [cheers and applause] >> at 67, steve wynn is a legend in las vegas... >> if you're gonna start a gambling joint, start a gambling joint. >> the man with the midas touch who added glamour to the gambling industry. >> isn't this fun? >> it's perfect. >> even in this recession, thousands came to try their luck at his new casino. >> that's what i'm talking about! >> whoo! >> encore cost nearly $2.3 billion, a risky bet in a bad economy. why, in this economic environment, would you open a hotel? >> well, i'll tell you right
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm EST
. in a note, citi says it's expecting more firms to pay a special dividend before year end. among the possible they named, best buy and walgreens. >> all right, mary. thanks so much. speaking of dividends, if these tacks go up because of any possible tax changes next year, warren buffett may not be the only one getting hurt. >> cnbc.com's senior writer jeff cox says ordinary americans would be impacted as well. jeff, what's at stake here? how can higher dividend rates hurd ordinary investors? >> how about if you own a blue chip stock? how about if you have a 401 k? in any of these cases, you could face direct or indirect hits from potential, as mary just pointed out, dividend tax rates. as i point out here, dividends aren't just for rich people. it's not just mitt romney and warren buffett. the damage is spread around. the downside risk to this is very steep, hearing a lot of talk about folks wanting to do some other things. diversification getting out of these dividend paying stocks and into things like corporate bonds and munis. forget about the fiscal cliff for now. the income
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square i'm melissa lee. first china conundrum. is the chinese recovery in recovery mode? a top strategist is digging through the data. hedgefund head winds are supposed to be some of the smartest on the street but 2012 has not been kind. find out if december will bring rebound or redempson. commodities collapse. breaking down the slide in gold today. first we have to get straight to our top story and that is apple down by 1.75%. could apple's problem be that its growth has, in fact, peaked. well respected strategist out with a note highlighting the multiple which has been in steady decline since 2009. the peak marked by the release of the iphone 3 gs and earnings growth is what the stock needs to go higher. so do you buy that perhaps margins have, in fact, peaked here and that the best is over for apple? >> i have a mic problemb now. if you look at wear google and microsoft have been on the margins this has been a place for the stocks. >> that is a great point. >> magic of live television. >> he strolled in. >> the price action is skimmi
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm EST
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